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Colourful images of England's largest natural lake have been produced by geologists. They show Windermere's lake bed as part of a study into how it was first carved out and how it has been affected by more recent events such as flooding. The PhD is being funded by the British Geological Survey (BGS) together with Southampton University and the Environment Agency.

2013-07-15


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Few of us will forget last summer: it rained and rained and rained. Met Office statistics showed that 2012 was the second wettest year in the UK since records began in 1910. And with that rain came landslides... Analysis of the statistics, carried out by the British Geological Survey (BGS), has shown that it isn't that simple. As expected, the scientists found that many more landslides occurred soon after the wettest months, with four times as many landslides in July and December 2012...

2013-07-15


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To implement carbon capture and storage (CCS) successfully, each underground repository will need careful appraisal based on its unique history and setting, according to a new study co-authored by researchers from the University of Bristol... In a paper published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr James Verdon and colleagues from Bristol, the Geological Survey of Canada, the British Geological Survey...

2013-07-08


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Tools on the ground are helping scientists learn more about the threat solar eruptions on the sun pose to life as we know it on Earth. Experts with the British Geological Survey (BGS) have started collecting data from three research sites in the U.K. to determine the effects of massive solar storms on the Earth's electric power grids.

2013-07-03


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UK shale gas resources may be far greater than previously thought, a report for the government says. The British Geological Survey estimates there may be 1300 trillion cubic feet of shale gas present in the north of England - double previous estimates

2013-06-28


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UK shale gas resources may be far greater than previously thought with substantial reserves beneath Lancashire and Yorkshire, a report by the British Geological Survey has found...

2013-06-27


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The Government has today announced findings from the first independent study conducted by the British Geological Survey, of the potential volume of shale gas in the Bowland Basin and beyond, which covers 11 counties in the North of England.

2013-06-27


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The largest funding award went to Imperial College London, which is collaborating with Heriot-Watt University, Cardiff University, the University of Leeds and NERC British Geological Survey.

2013-06-12


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Designs for quarries are as varied as the number of locations where quarrying takes place. According to the British Geological Survey (BGS) via the Explore Quarry Restoration (EQR) some basic principles apply to all quarries ...

2013-06-12


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A new estimate suggests the world could have significant unconventional oil and gas resources - but does that really translate into a bonanza for the UK? The UK's geology adds to the difficulty.

2013-06-11


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DINOSAURS, tsunamis and space were among subjects brought to life at the British Geological Survey's first open day in 25 years. Around 3,000 visitors attended Saturday's event which aimed to give children and adults an insight into geology.

2013-06-10


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New research aims to speed up the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) by studying how carbon dioxide could be stored underground... The NERC British Geological Survey will lead a £894,000 project to develop non-invasive methods to monitor ...

2013-06-10


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... Radon gas is part of the radioactive decay chain of natural uranium and is produced in low levels all around the world, all the time... Mr McColl's organisation has worked with the British Geological Survey to produce maps of where radon gas was more likely.

2013-06-06


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A DINOSAUR adventure awaits those visiting the British Geological Survey (BGS) for its Open Day ... World leading scientists and support staff from the BGS are inviting the public to explore the past, present and future through a packed programme ...

2013-06-05


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One of the energy firms hoping to exploit the UK's resources of shale gas says it may be sitting on significantly more gas than previously thought... A report by the British Geological Survey for the Department of Energy and Climate Change is due to ...

2013-06-03


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Entry is free and there will be a full programme of talks, demonstrations, tours and activities suitable for all ages. This is the first full scale Open Day held at Keyworth for 25 years and is a great opportunity for everyone to see their new facilities

2013-06-02


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The BGS will be holding an Open Day at the Environmental Science Centre in Keyworth on Saturday 8 June 2013. There will be a packed programme of tours, talks and demonstrations, including a very special guest appearance from TV's Professor Iain Stewart

2013-05-31


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A tremor measuring 3.8 in magnitude has hit north Wales. The tremor centred on the Llyn peninsula in Gwynedd. The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the centre point was between the seaside towns of Aberdaron and Nefyn.

2013-05-29


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... measured 3.8 magnitude. Assistant seismologist Julian Bukits from the British Geological Survey (BGS) said: 'This was the biggest in the area since a 4.3 in August 1984 ...'

2013-05-29


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Three-dimensional images of Dinosaur Isle's fossil collection will soon be available. A team of leading scientists from the British Geological Survey (BGS) has been scanning fossils ready to be installed on a new online database, www.3D-Fossils.ac.uk.

2013-05-22

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